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August 2, 2007

Contact: Patricia Adams

Gilden Receives Journalism Award

Baltimore, Md. — Jack Gilden, president of Gilden Integrated, a marketing firm in Baltimore, and a member of the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Board of Visitors, received the Simon Rockower Journalism Award at the American Jewish Press Association's annual conference held recently in San Francisco. Gilden was cited for his Jewish Times article, “Silence of the Sage,” which examined the anti-Semitism of H.L. Mencken. Gilden also won a first-place David Franklin Award for Excellence in Personality Profiles.

A long-time friend of the School of Nursing, Gilden Integrated gave a $1.2 million contribution of cash and in-kind gifts to the School in 1999, as the national nursing shortage was escalating. The gift included a comprehensive marketing and media campaign to revitalize the public perception of nursing and to promote the nursing profession.

“We congratulate Mr. Gilden on the receipt of these prestigious awards, and we are proud to count him among the members of our esteemed Board of Visitors,” says Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked seventh nationally. Enrolling more than 1,400 students in its baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.

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